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CTV News Announces Senior Management Appointments

TORONTO,Dec. 3 2002 --Robert Hurst, President, CTV News, today
announced senior management appointments for CTV's News division. Effective
immediately, Joanne MacDonald is appointed Vice-President, CTV News
Administration; Tom Haberstroh assumes the role of Vice-President and
Executive Producer, Canada AM; Mark Sikstrom is appointed Executive Producer,
CTV Newsnet; and Carol Ashurst is appointed Director, Research, Archives and
Archive Sales.

    "All of today's appointees have been with our organization for twenty
years. They have extensive experience and have travelled widely on various
assignments. Each has contributed to CTV's many successes and I am pleased
that they will play such a strong role in CTV News' future," said Mr. Hurst.

    Ms. MacDonald, previously Managing Director, CTV News, has been appointed
Vice-President, CTV News Administration. Her responsibilities include all day-
to-day CTV News personnel issues, including recruitment, training and
diversity initiatives. She will continue to co-produce CTV News Specials. Ms.
MacDonald joined the company in 1983 as a story producer for Canada AM and
since then has held several senior roles in the department, including
Associate Producer at Canada AM and Parliamentary Bureau Manager.

    Mr. Haberstroh assumes the role of Vice-President and Executive Producer
of Canada AM. Mr. Haberstroh first joined the company in 1981, when he worked
in the Vancouver bureau as an E.N.G. technician. Later, he became a producer
on Parliament Hill and then held the position of Executive Producer of Canada
AM, before leaving the show to become Executive Producer of CTV Newsnet
(1998). In addition to resuming the role of Executive Producer of Canada AM,
Mr. Haberstroh will continue to co-produce CTV News Specials.

    Mr. Sikstrom has been appointed Executive Producer of CTV Newsnet. He
continues his role co-ordinating news gathering activities with CTV News local
stations. Mr. Sikstrom first joined CTV News in 1982 as Edmonton Bureau Chief
and then became a correspondent on Parliament Hill. He then left the National
News organization to run a chase-news bureau across the Prairies for the Baton
group of stations (now known as CTV), before rejoining CTV News for a second
tour in Edmonton and then moving to Washington D.C. as a CTV foreign
correspondent. Most recently, Mr. Sikstrom launched the award-winning on-line site and helped revamp the new site.

    Ms. Ashurst has been appointed Director, Research, Archives and Archive
Sales. Ms. Ashurst joined CTV in 1982 to head up the CTV Research department.
Eleven years later, she accepted responsibility for CTV News Archives and in
1999 - Archive Sales.

    Each of these individuals report directly to Mr. Hurst and work alongside
Dennis McIntosh, Vice-President, CTV News, who is responsible for national and
international news gathering activities.

    CTV Inc. is a leader in conventional and specialty broadcasting with 21
television stations across Canada, interests in 15 specialty channels,
production houses and music publishing. Through its television operations, CTV
Inc. reaches 99 per cent of English-speaking households, offering a wide range
of quality news, sports, information and entertainment programming. CTV Inc.,
Canada's pre-eminent broadcast communications company, is owned by Bell
Globemedia Inc., Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns The
Globe and Mail and Bell Globemedia Interactive. More information about CTV
Inc. and its properties are on the company Web site at


For further information: please contact: Tom Curzon, Group
Vice-President, Corporate Communications, tel: (416) 332-5281


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